HC Deb 04 July 1985 vol 82 c256W
Mr. Dewar

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what percentage of youth training scheme trainees in Scotland in 1984–85 gained full-time jobs on completion of their training.

Mr. Younger

Precise information on the number of youth training scheme trainees subsequently taking up employment is not available. However, the results from the Manpower Services Commission's sample survey of 15 per cent. of young people who left the scheme between July and September 1984 suggest that some 55 per cent. of leavers in Scotland were in full-time employment some three months after leaving the scheme. That survey indicates a further 1 per cent. were in part-time employment, another 5 per cent. entered full-time education or training courses and a further 4 per cent. joined a different youth training scheme. The full results of the sample survey are available in the Library.